Youth Programs (Ages 9-11)
For the 9 – 11 age group, the Core program emphasizes the importance of proper form and technique. Athletes learn the basic mechanics of movement including proper running technique, body control, footwork and balance, and core stability. Classes in the youth program also conclude with an entertaining game that utilizes the form and technique taught that day.
Development Program 1 (Ages 12-14)
Developmental 1 athletes will also increase the intensity of the weight program from simple body weight to implementation of external resistance. In this second stage, athletes have discovered the importance of developing neuromuscular patterns. Athletic fundamentals begin to be developed and directed towards athletic skill application in our Developmental I program. This program focuses on progressing and maintaining athletic movement while refining and ingraining fundamental skills of speed, agility, and power. This repeated rehearsal leads to permanent and positive athletic change.
The inclusion of formal Strength and Power training during the 90 minute sessions provides benefits in two ways. First, proper movement techniques with increased force production lead to maximized potential. Secondly, as athletes naturally increase in height, weight, strength and aggressiveness, the need for improved joint integrity is vital for reducing the chance of injury.
Developmental Program 2 (Ages 15-18)
The Developmental 2 group is taught advanced techniques while also greatly emphasizing actual application of learned techniques and principals. D2 athletes graduate from Olympic Lifting with minimal resistance to Olympic Lifting with increased external resistance and greater emphasis on maintaining technique.